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Old 08-07-2016, 11:31 AM   #261
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Thought I'd post a before and after photo of re-planting. More change than I thought. Must clean some filters next week. The red alt doesn't look too pretty - I'm hoping that will get going better, it's still swapping over to life in this tank. The expensive new plants are behind the plane






I like it. Be interesting to see how the stems develop and what things look like in another couple months (probably much less with stems).

My guess is that there's a lot of co2 consumption in this tank. You sure do enjoy your stems. They take too much work for my liking but they can really make a difference in a tank.


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Old 08-08-2016, 10:01 AM   #262
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I know - I'm training myself out of stems. Way too much work. I'm trying to get either side as java fern with red alt growing through it. Then some larger plants at back. The ambulia, hygro and val (all the easy fast-growing ones) are just going to be a few here and there. That's the theory anyways. Have a few contacts now that I could get some local plants if these don't work.
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I like the red! Plants looking great
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It's getting there The Aponogeton Crispus looks like it has sent up a flower stem. Watching, waiting, hoping - lol, never been that excited on flowers before. Will post a pic if it does.

Haven't really had time to do much on lifting co2 sadly. Maybe tonight. Finished off some large water changes and cleaned internal filter. The driftwood had collapsed so reinserted it back in (so tempted to glue it).
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Lol, got excited and thought there was a flower forming but it was just a leaf that had come off another plant and got stuck
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It's so hard to get a sense of the size in the pics. 150 gallons, it must be huge!


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I like the last pic with all the reds and the Congos and their accent of red. Very nice look in the tank.

The Java Fern with the red would look good but maybe shade the bottoms of the stems.

I wedged the roots of a Crypt to the upper area of my huge DW and it is actually grown onto the DW and has some great pink color because it is so much closer to the lights than ever was on the bottom!!! It was a plant I really didn't have a spot for and kinda just tucked it in and forgot about it until it started to get bigger. It grows between the Anubias Nana and the bigger one.

Your tank looks refreshed!
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It's the depth that kills me.

I've had my nose on the waterline trying to reach in to get one more plant in the centre back of tank.
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I like the last pic with all the reds and the Congos and their accent of red. Very nice look in the tank.

The Java Fern with the red would look good but maybe shade the bottoms of the stems.

I wedged the roots of a Crypt to the upper area of my huge DW and it is actually grown onto the DW and has some great pink color because it is so much closer to the lights than ever was on the bottom!!! It was a plant I really didn't have a spot for and kinda just tucked it in and forgot about it until it started to get bigger. It grows between the Anubias Nana and the bigger one.

Your tank looks refreshed!

Less cleaning for sure. That's a good idea on the crypt.

I'm not sure how the bottom will go. Bumped up CO2 last night to test and then if no death rattle in diffusers will try a small light increase.
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